Lyme Disease (cont.)
Follow-up with continued care is important for people who have early Lyme disease but who fail to improve rapidly and completely.
- Doctors must consider other treatment options and rule out other illnesses that may be mistaken for Lyme disease.
- People with later-stage disease who require IV antibiotics or hospitalization must be monitored in the weeks following their treatment.
- Improvement in the symptoms of Lyme disease, particularly in the heart and nervous system, may occur gradually over a period of months. Lack of immediate improvement in all your symptoms is not a sign of unsuccessful treatment.
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